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Tuesday 25th September 2018

Betfred Cup

Betfred Cup QF previews

The Betfred Cup quarter-finals take place this midweek, with the draw for the semi-finals on Wednesday evening, live on BT Sport

Hibernian v Aberdeen - Tuesday (Live on BT Sport)

  • The sides drew 1-1 at Easter Road in the Ladbrokes Premiership last month
  • Hibernian won 3-0 at Dundee on Saturday while the Dons defeated Motherwell 1-0
  • Hibs were 2-0 winners when the teams last met in this competition in September 2015
  • Aberdeen have won the League Cup on six previous occasions, most recently in 2013/14
  • Hibs are three-time winners, with their last success coming in 2006/07

Heart of Midlothian v Motherwell - Wednesday

  • Hearts have won the League Cup four times but not since 1962/63
  • Motherwell's sole success was in 1950/51 but they were runners-up last season
  • Hearts won 1-0 when the teams met in the Premiership at Fir Park recently
  • Their last League Cup meeting was the 2004/05 semi-final, which Motherwell won 3-2
  • Hearts are unbeaten in 11 league and cup games so far this season

Rangers v Ayr United - Wednesday 

  • Rangers have won this competition a record 27 times, most recently in 2010/11
  • Ayr United reached the final in 2001/02 but were beaten 4-0 by Rangers
  • The Honest Men are top of the Championship, with Rangers second in the Premiership
  • The Ibrox side beat Ayr 6-1 in a Scottish Cup tie at Somerset Park in February of this year
  • Lawrence Shankland has already scored 15 goals for Ian McCall's team this season

St Johnstone v Celtic - Wednesday (Live on BT Sport)

  • Celtic are the current Betfred Cup holders and have won the tournament 17 times
  • St Johnstone were runners-up in 1969/70 and 1998/99 but have never won this trophy
  • Celtic won 4-0 on their last visit to McDiarmid Park in November 2017
  • St Johnstone's most recent victory in this fixture was 2-1 in Perth in May 2016
  • Celtic won the last League Cup encounter between the teams 5-0 at Parkhead in October 2012